New Decoy, Great Fen

Great Fen New Decoy

There are maps, information and you can take a short walk past ponds, wet meadows and trees to a unique bird hide. Alternatively, you can walk a much longer way-marked path following the Last of the Meres Trail which links many of the areas that are under restoration.

You will immediately appreciate the vast flat landscape under a huge fenland sky. There are woods in the distance, to the northwest is Holme Fen and away to the south is Woodwalton Fen, both National Nature Reserves and two of the last surviving fragments of the wild, uncultivated fens. The whole area between the two woods and much more beyond them is now the designated Great Fen area. Some of this land is under restoration, while other parts are still being farmed.